14 of the Best Small Businesses to Buy Beautiful Gifts From This Christmas

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Fancy shopping small this year? If you’re on the look out for unique, beautiful gifts for both mum and baby, here are 14 of the best small businesses to buy from this year.

The Little Worne Store

The Little Worne Store, born out of the 2020 lockdown, offers beautiful hand-knitted knitwear in the form of cardigans, jumpers and Christmas stockings, with a personalised name of your choice stitched onto the back. Their aim is for all their products to be passed down over the years – think ‘slow fashion’ for babies!

Etta Loves

Offering playmats, muslins, sensory strips, blankets and comforters in stylish monochrome patterns, Etta Love work with an orthoptist to support your baby’s visual and cognitive development. Each of the colours, scales and patterns are carefully chosen and will look different to your baby from week to week as their vision develops. The perfect small business gift for this Christmas.

 

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Little Dottie Designs

For the fashionistas in your life, Little Dottie offers whimsical childrenswear in relaxed, muslin-style fabrics inspired by nature in muted tones of brown, pink and cream – a wonderful choice this Christmas for both mum and baby. They also offer a beautiful womenswear collection for mums who love to subtly match with their babes.

Fable Heart

Created after being inspired her own daughters and their imaginative play and stories, Claire at Fable Heart creates enchanting dressing up clothes for children including crowns, wands, books and personalised items to help little ones create their own fairytale this Christmas.

 

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Mini & Moi

This gorgeous, independent luxury lifestyle store offers clothing, decor, toys and gifts for both mummy and baby – including some adorable matching items – with gifts mum will love like candles and cashmere socks. We especially love their beautiful gift boxes that make a wonderful gift this festive season.

 

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Something A Bit Different

For something a bit different – as the name would suggest! – this brand offers gorgeous canvas hospital bags as well as pre-packed hospital boxes that include items like slippers, baby hats and silk eye masks as well as essentials like breast pads and nappy bags – you can even choose your own items for your bag or box for a loved one. A wonderful choice for an expectant mum, or to treat yourself.

Rai Curated Baby

This London-based brand offers practical yet stylish essentials with perfect gifts for new parents such as 100% cotton muslins, as well as a curated selection of toys, teethers and cutlery alongside organic and handmade gifts like baby creams, soy candles, luxury hooded towels and much more.

 

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Jenny Wrencraft

With each product handmade by founder Jenny, this gorgeous selection of soft and cosy babywear is perfect for parents who are after unique outfits for their little one. Everything from bibs and leggings to dresses and hats come in adorable patterns like rainbows, bees and line-drawn animals in gentle cream, yellow and pink hues, with options for personalisation making them the perfect Christmas gift.

 

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Tommy & Rex

Is there anything cuter than dinky baby shoes?! If you’re a sucker for them like we are, head to small business Tommy and Rex, who offer personalised baby moccasins in an endless range of colours that have a barefoot feel that’s perfect for those little feet, as well as elasticated velcro straps for ease. They also offer a range of gorgeous colourful and neutral nursery décor.

 

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Hope & Hart

Did you know most ultrasound scans are printed onto thermal paper, meaning they will eventually fade if left out in heat and light exposure? This is where Hope & Hart come in, offering ultra-unique baby scan embroideries. Founder Jenni personally stitches each one herself to ensure they are perfect, on a background colour of your choosing. A beautiful, thoughtful gift to keep forever for parents-to-be or to announce a pregnancy to family and loved ones.

Birth-ed

Why not surprise a pregnant loved one – or treat yourself – with an award-winning hypnobirthing and antenatal course with Megan at Birth-ed for £40 – the ultimate unique and thoughtful Christmas gift? Megan offers online and in-person courses in London and Surrey and the course includes six hours of online video content, guided relaxation recordings, daily practice videos, private Facebook support groups and regular live Q&As.

The Drifting Bear

For personalised gifts and homeware The Drifting Bear is a wonderful choice to buy a small business gift from this Christmas. Designed in Devon, they offer stylish, contemporary gifts for all manner of occasions for the whole family, from ‘Baby’s First Christmas‘ baubles to personalised cushions, prints and pregnancy pressies.

 

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The Little Finery

Treat the little ones with a beautiful personalised cashmere piece this Christmas from small business The Little Finery. Creator of The Original Alpaca Liner® that makes for beautifully soft and cosy items, they offer personalised blankets, muslins, jumpers and hats as well as toy boxes for the littles as well as beautiful cashmere gift sets for mum.

Ivy & Noah

Inspire a child’s imagination with gorgeous small business Ivy & Noah, who offer personalised decorations and accessories like crowns, banners, capes, aprons, quilts and fun teepees for bedrooms in a huge range of fabrics, patterns and colours to suit any age and gender. The perfect Christmas gift for a baby or toddler this year.

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